Growing sweet potatoes this past summer is providing me with an education in how “not to”. First of all, I have never seen them grown and wasn’t sure what to expect. When I would dig a bit like with regular potatoes, I did not find anything.
I read that if the sweet potatoes are allowed to get below a certain ground temperature, they get hard spots that don’t cook soft. So today, I dug them. I really should have waited as they are still so small. (lesson learned) This is how they look underground and the roots manage to grow very deep. Next year, I will buy some starts of sweet potatoes that have a shorter maturity date because I did enjoy growing them. They took a good month to do anything and then they went crazy.